Museum Blogs

  • From Camels to Cobangs
    This lengthy blog post began rather innocently when Bonham’s most recent Art of Time auction catalog arrived. One of the many varied aspects of my job is placing insurance values on objects so I regularly peruse catalogs for objects similar to those in our collection.  In the catalog I noticed Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Jan 9 2019By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Twelve Days of Christmas at The Mariners’ Museum
    A few days ago I spotted a video posted by the staff of the Western Australia Museum about the twelve days of Christmas. It inspired me to write my own, Mariners’ Museum version of the twelve days of Christmas to celebrate Dollar Admission and the holidays and today, a few Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Dec 24 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • Every Little Thing: A Look at an Artifact’s Pit-stop in Conservation before Going out on Loan
    Hello again, Mariners. If you don’t remember me, I’m the museum’s Assistant Objects Conservator. Recently, I’ve been working on several items that are going out on loan to various institutions next year. While only a couple of these projects will be very treatment intensive (probably more on those later…), I Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Nov 28 2018By Paige Schmidt
  • Not just big heads, historic survivors of the Blitz!
    This week Brock needed to photograph a couple of the large figureheads on display in our lobby and it reminded me of their really interesting history.  I’m not talking about the history of the ships they came from, although I am sure that’s fascinating as well, in this instance I’m Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Nov 15 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • A local story for Armistice Day
    In honor of Armistice/Veterans day I thought I would tell one local man’s World War I story.  That man is Henry Redmond Hendren. Henry was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 4, 1900 making him just 13 when the war started in Europe in July 1914. Prisoner-of-war armband worn by Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Nov 11 2018By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor